[Pkg-owncloud-maintainers] Bug#918930: owncloud-client: owncloud client complains about being used with nextcloud server

Bernhard Schmidt berni at debian.org
Fri Jan 11 18:10:37 GMT 2019

Control: severity -1 important

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 12:51:17PM -0500, Diane Trout wrote:

> When launching the owncloud desktop application pointed to two nextcloud
> servers versioned 13.0.4 and 15.0.0 the ownCloud client stopped with a warning
> message and I had to manually unpause synchronization.

It also stops again every time the version string on the remote server
changes (i.e. even with security patches). I fear the error message is
easy to miss if you don't expect it, ultimately leading to data loss
when data is not synced. Thus raising the severity.

> Should we consider packaging the nextcloud client? It's plausible that the two
> servers implementation will drift sufficiently far apart to no longer be
> compatible.

I think it's more a pitch of the owncloud developers for their own
product, but I'm not sure how to properly deal with that either.
A seperately packaged nextcloud client won't make it for Buster.


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